The release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was recently disappointingly delayed until May 2022. To this point not much has been officially revealed about the movie but that hasn’t stopped wild fan speculation. Strong rumors of the Fox-verse X-Men making an appearance was touted as well as an appearance from the God of mischief himself, Loki. Nothing is confirmed as of right now though.
While all of that is going on in the background it appears as though now, we at least know who the main Villain will be. Obviously, there are potential spoilers ahead so turn back now if you have self control, which I do not.
Who is the Villain for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?
Shuma-Gorath will be the main villain for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. That is, if we are to go off this early listing of merchandise for the movie by Australian bookstore Booktopia.
The jigsaw puzzle cover art shows Doctor Strange battling against his long-time multiversal enemy in the comics, Shuma-Gorath.
Who is Shuma-Gorath?
The tentacled beast that reached through Red Skull’s portal in Episode 1 of Marvel’s What If series was never identified by name. But in all likelihood, it was Shuma-Gorath. Shuma-Gorath is a powerful pan-dimensional being comprised mostly of tentacles and a giant eyeball. He is an ancient eldritch entity that existed before the universe itself. He may have even been born outside the traditional multiversal construct.
This is a level of power that no one except Doctor Strange has faced in the MCU. Dormammu, the great evil in the first Doctor Strange film, is the only MCU being that comes close. And Dormmamu and Shuma-Gorath are not exactly friends in the comics. Frankly, Shuma-Gorath isn’t really friends with anyone, given his desire to dominate and destroy everything.
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